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American Society of Travel Advisors Rolls Out Health Insurance for Members Association Plan Will Allow Small Businesses and Individuals to Save on Insurance Premiums
Today, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is proud to announce the finalized details of its partnership with Association Health Programs of Overland Park, Kansas (AHP) to offer health insurance as an exclusive benefit to its membership.

American Society of Travel Advisors Pairs Vacation Do Over Winner with a Verified Travel Advisor
Today, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is announcing that ASTA member and Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) Kathy Kocharhook, Founder and CEO of Sail-N-Travel in San Jose, CA, will serve as the travel advisor for the winners of the “Vacation Do Over” contest.

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) takes on IC battle in New York
As expected, it looks like the fight over independent contractor (IC) status is moving to the Empire State. A bill (S. 6699 was recently introduced in the New York State Senate that threatens the independent advisor model in the State.)

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Status of Australian Tour Operator Excite Holidays Uncertain Members Only - Please Login
On Wednesday, Travel Weekly reported that Australia-based tour operator Excite Holidays has not been responsive to calls and e-mails over the last few weeks, leaving advisors uncertain as to whether the company remains a going concern.

Utah Tax Reform Proposal Passes with No Tax on Travel Advisors Members Only - Please Login
Yesterday, the Utah legislature convened in a one-day special session to consider a long-awaited tax reform proposal. As you will remember, the legislature considered a bill to lower the state's sales and use tax rate from 4.7 to 3.1 percent...

Vote “Repeal” on Advisory Vote #30 (Travel Agency Tax Rates) Members Only - Please Login
As you may have seen, on November 5 Washington voters will be asked to weigh in on a number of tax increases passed by the legislature earlier this year, including Advisory Vote #30 related to business & occupations (B&O) tax rates for travel agencies.

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